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Security forces break up Venezuela protests with water tanks, tear gas

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A police water canon sprays demonstrators during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the Wednesday killings of two university students who were shot in different incidents following an anti-government protest that demanded the release of student protesters who had been arrested in various parts of the country. Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks and tear gas are dispersing large groups of anti-government demonstrators who blocked Caracas’ main highway Friday evening. Some 500 student protesters who had choked off traffic for several hours responded by throwing stones and burning trash. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra) (The Associated Press)

Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks and tear gas have dispersed anti-government demonstrators who had blocked Caracas' main highway.

Some 500 student protesters who had choked off traffic for several hours responded by throwing stones and burning trash. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries as protesters regrouped at a nearby plaza.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rebuked the students in a televised address and says he won't tolerate any more disruptions on the nation's roadways.

The clash came on the third day of protests after a large anti-government rally left three dead and dozens more wounded on Wednesday.

Student groups have vowed to stay on the streets until authorities release those remaining in custody.